Educator SEL is for everyone, with ample benefits for professionals in the education sector and beyond.
What does Educator SEL look like?
Educators engage in an intentional process to continue to nurture SEL competencies and capacities. Specifically, Educator SEL includes two core components:
(1) competencies — processes educators take to nurture their social and emotional competencies (e.g., understanding and managing emotions, forming meaningful relationships, making helpful choices)
(2) capacities — the ability to translate knowledge of SEL to support student social and emotional development.
Harmony offers three resources for Educator SEL:
- Educator SEL Pathway
- Module connection to Harmony unit themes
- Harmony Relevancy: Think On It, Act On It
Why Educator SEL Is Important
Investing in oneself pays dividends. Educators with higher social and emotional competencies form better relationships with students, have better classroom management, less controlling classrooms, and support their students more. Harmony provides multiple resources and partners to support educator SEL competencies and capacities so children can thrive.
Who Benefits From Educator SEL?
- Administrative staff
- Central office staff
- Communities and agencies
- Schools and school districts
- Transportation workers
- Youth organizations
Elevate Your Impact to Help Children Thrive
At Harmony Academy, we believe in the transformative power of support the Whole Educator who can cultivate their social and emotional competencies. With the right knowledge, skills, and attitude they can become catalysts for profound and positive change in the lives of children.
Through our Educator SEL Pathway, we support the Whole Educator by building the essential skills and techniques required to create better-managed classrooms that not only foster nurturing environments and healthier relationships, but also facilitate improved outcomes for every child.
Educator SEL Pathway
Through the Educator SEL Pathway, Harmony provides modules focused on the intrapersonal, interpersonal, and cognitive competencies. Educators develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to help them interact with themselves, students, colleagues, leaders, and families in a social and emotional learning context.
Harmony Professional Learning Modules Connect to Harmony Curriculum
Integrate SEL practices into your classroom and accelerate your Harmony implementation and student SEL development by engaging in our free, on-demand Harmony Professional Learning Modules.
Each Harmony unit provides 2-3 modules to help you further develop your capacities related to each Harmony unit theme while understanding how SEL can foster positive growth and relationships.
Example: Unit 3, “Communicating with Each Other”
Get a small preview of the SEL-based modules you can use to make a difference below:
Build your knowledge to support SEL implementation by engaging in our free, on-demand module, “Preparing for Student Discussions.” In this module, you will identify ways to create a classroom environment that promotes enriching conversations by creating norms, considering logistics, and modeling desired skills for your students.
You can also review the free, on-demand module, “Strategies for Communicating With Parents.” In this module, you will
discover some helpful do’s and dont’s for effective teacher-family communication.
Think On it, Act On it – Educator Competencies and Capacities
To demonstrate SEL capacities and competencies that educators need to nurture and model, each Harmony unit asks educators to consider why social and emotional competencies are important (Relevancy). Additionally, each unit helps them frame their social and emotional development (Think on It) and understand contextual influences on student development (Act On It).
The Educator SEL Pathway was developed in collaboration with experienced academic leaders, administrators, and researchers who share a targeted interest in social and emotional learning as a gateway to more inspirational teaching. We thank and acknowledge the following professionals for their hard work:
Ready to bring the benefits of social and emotional learning to students in your community?
Register for Harmony at no cost today!